An Encyclopedia of German Tradenames and Trademarks 1900-1945: Firearms, Optics, Edged Weapons..
288 pages. This comprehensive and easy to use reference covers the prominent brand names and proprietary markings that appear on German small arms, optics and edged weapons between 1900-1945 and is aimed at the World War II German militaria, cutlery, and small arms collector. The author provides a broad overview of the early marketing industry, the development of regional identities, and major tradenames and trademarks used by German companies during the period. The first half of this in-depth study lists and defines hundreds of terms, names, and misnomers of the various Imperial and National Socialist-era manufacturers. The second half of the work is made up of hundreds of logo and trademark illustrations as well as official and manufacturing markings commonly found on end products. Author: W. Darrin Weaver